The Geometry of an Art: The History of the Mathematical Theory of Perspective from Alberti to Monge (Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences)

Kirsti Andersen


This evaluate of literature on standpoint buildings from the Renaissance during the 18th century covers one hundred seventy five authors, emphasizing Peiro della Francesca, Guidobaldo del Monte, Simon Stevin, Brook Taylor, and Johann Heinrich. It treats such issues because the numerous tools of creating viewpoint, the advance of theories underlying the structures, and the conversation among mathematicians and artisans in those developments.

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